Radio Navigation Cyber Security Engineer

Galileo Programme

Job ID: TEC-PLT-567

Deadline: 13 September 2019

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of PLT – RF Systems Payload and Technologies.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.


The work includes specification, design and security risk analysis of radio navigation satellite systems, with emphasis on security and cryptography aspects. The position is in support to the Galileo System Security Unit in the Galileo Security Office.

The principal tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Definition and evaluation of system security design concepts.
  • Definition of GALILEO system and segment requirements, interacting with system and segment experts, focussing on (cyber) security and PRS topics.
  • Evaluation of segment proposals focussing on (cyber) security and PRS.
  • Support to the ESA Engineering Board process, in order to maintain the requirements system baseline (using DOORS).
  • Support to Procurement, Development, Integration, Validation of System Security Tools validating the Navigation System Concept.
  • Support to PRS Test Benches whenever required by the ESA Galileo Security Office.
  • Supporting technology developments (Signal generator and Receiver) in preparation of PRS test bench and security activities.
  • Supporting the procurement of system tools (e.g. Emulators, Test Bed) contributing to the proof of concept and experimentation of PRS evolutions.
  • Participation in the overall Radio Navigation R&D roadmap, focussed on cyber/security engineering aspects, with emphasis on the domains of Radio Navigation receivers and other System Verification Tools.

Specific qualification requirements

  • Master degree in Telecommunications, Electric Engineering, or cyber/security engineering, as well as experience in these fields.
  • Specific and strong knowledge on Satellite Radio Navigation Systems, ranging and positioning techniques and technologies, including latest trends in robust PNT.
  • Extensive experience in the design and development of large distributed security systems.
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
  • NOTE: For candidates with less than 10 years experience, the relevant academic transcripts shall be provided.

Legal and Security Requirements

  • All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA.
  • Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident.


The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


  • The selected candidate will receive good remuneration  in line with ESA Job Class.
  • Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands.
  • The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
  • Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
  • Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
  • Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme.

To be considered for this Position

Provide prior to 13 September 2019 a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Form or CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone and Ms. Gaynor Brown, at email and quoting quoting reference TEC-PLT-567 (RT-C/TEC-ESG/00567).

Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting them by 26 September 2019, 13.00 hours.

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